I remember reading an article in the Times back during last winter when England had just lost the 2nd test in India.
KP had been out sweeping at Harbhajan after playing some dogged defence and when interviewed after the match had stated that he was trying to play for the team and curb his natural attacking instincts.
The article had critisiced this 'team mentality'. "KP is a player of individual skill and should be allowed to play as he sees fit. Forcing him to play in a certain style to suit the team is curtailing his potential and hence is counter-productive...
" (I paraphrase, but that was certainly the gist of it.)
Ironic now that one of those on KP's back about "not playing for the team" is Christopher Martin Jenkins - who writes for the Times!